St. Francis Xavier
Commemoration of 1st Week of Advent

Ps. 118:46,47; 116:1,2

Loquebar de testimoniis tuis in conspectu regum, et non confundebar; et meditabar in mandatis tuis, quae dilexi nimis. (Psalm) Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes, laudate eum, omnes populi quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia ejsu, et veritas Domini manet in aeternum. Gloria Patri. Me expectave runt…

I spoke of Thy testimonies before kings: and I was not ashamed. I meditated also on Thy commandments, which I loved.¬†(Psalm)Praise the Lord, all ye nations, and praise Him, all ye people; for His mercy is the Lord remaineth for ever. Glory be to the Father. I spoke…


Deus, qui Indiarum gentes beati Francisci praedicatione et miraculis Ecclesiae tuae aggregare voluisti: concede propitius; ut, cujus gloriosa merita veneramur, virgutum quoque imitemur exempla. Per Dominum nostrum.

O God, Who by the preaching and miracles of blessed Francis, wast pleased to join to Thy Church the nations of the Indies: mercifully grant, that, we who venerate his glorious merits, may likewise follow the example of his virtues. Through our Lord.

Commemoration of Advent Feria
Excita, quaesumus Domine, potentiam tuam, et veni: ut ab imminentibus peccatorum nostrorum periculis, etmereamur protegente eripi, te liberante salvari. Qui vivas et regnas cum Deo Patre in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus: per omnia saecula saeculorum.

Stir up Thy power, we beseech Thee, O Lord, and come: that from the threatening dangers of our sins we may deserve to be rescued by Thy protection, and to be saved by Thy deliverance. Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end.

Rom. 10:10-18

Fratres: Corde enim creditur ad justitiam: ore autem confessio fit ad salutem. Dicit enim Sciptura: Omnis, qui credit in illum no confundetur. Non enum est dictinctio Judaei, et Graeci: nam idem Dominus omnium, dives in omnes, wui invocant illum. Omnes enum, quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit. Quomodo ergo invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit. Quomodo ergo invocabunt, invocabunt, in quem non crediderunt? Aut quomodo credent ei, quem non audierunt? Quomodo autem audient sine praedicante? Quomodo vero praedicabunt, nisi mittatur? sicut scriptum est: Quam speciosi pedes evangelizantium pacem, evangelizantium bona! Sed non omnes obediunt Evangelio Isaias enim dicit: Domine, quis credidit auditui nostro? Ergo fides ex auditu, auditus autem per verbum Christi. Sed dico: Numquid non audierunt? Et quidem in omnem terram exivit sonus eorum, et in fines orbis terrae verba eorum.

Brethren, with the heart, we believe unto justice; but, with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith: Whosoever believeth in him, shall not be confounded. For there is no distinction of the Jew and the Greek: for the same is Lord over all, rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved. How then shall they call on him, in whom they have not believed? Or how shall they believe him, of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear, without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they be sent, as it is written: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, of them that bring glad tidings of good things! But all do not obey the gospel. For Isaias saith: Lord, who hath believed our report? Faith then cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ. But I say: Have they not heard? Yes, verily, their sound hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the whole world.

Ps. 13,14,3

Justus ut palma florebit: sicut cedrus Libani miltiplicabitur in domo Domini. Ad annuntiandum mane misericordiam tuam, et veritatem tuam per nosctem.

The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up liek the cedar of Libanus in the house of the Lord. To show forth Thy mercy in the morning, and Thy truth in the night.

Mk. 16:15-18

In illo tempore: Dixit Jesus discipulis suis: Euntes in mundum universum, praedicate Evangelium omni creaturae. Qui crediderit, et baptizatus fuerit, salvus erit: qui vero non crediderit, condemnabitur. Signa sutem eos, qui crediderint, haec sequentur: In nomine meo daemonia ejicient linguis Ioquentur novis: serpentes tollent: et si mortiferum quid biberint non eis nocbit: super aegros manus imponent, et bene havebunt.

At that time, Jesus said to His disciples: Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover.

Ps. 88:25

Veritas mea, et misericordia mea cum ipso: et in nomine meo exltabitur.

My truth and My mercy shall be with him: and in name shall his horn be exalted.


Praesta nobis, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut nostrae humilitatis oblatio, et pro tuorum tibi grata sit honore Sanctorum et nos corpore pariter et mente purificet. Per Dominum nostrum.

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the offering we humbly bring may be pleasing to Thee in honor of Thy Saints, and cleanse us alike in body and in soul. Through our Lord.

Commemoration of Advent Feria
Haec sacra nos, Domine, potenti virtute mundatos, ad suum faciant puriores venire principium. Per Dominum nostrum.

May these holy mysteries, O Lord, cleanse us by their powerful virtue and make us to come with greater purity to Him who is their source. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth…

The Common Preface

Vere dignum et justum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus: per Christum Dominum nostrum. Per quem majestatem tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates. Coeli coelorumque Virtutes ac beata Seraphim socia exsultatione concelebrant. Cum quibus et nostras voces ut admitti jubeas, deprecamur supplici confessione dicentes:

It it truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks to Thee, holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God, through Christ our Lord: through Whom Angels praise Thy Majesty, Dominations worship, Powers stand in awe: the Heavens and the host of heaven with blessed Seraphim unite, exult and celebrate and we entreat that Thou wouldst bid our voices also to be heard with theirs, singing with lowly praise:

Mt. 24:46,47

Fidelis servus et prudens, quem consituit dominus super familiam suam: ut det illis in tempore tritici mensuram. (T.P. Alleluia)

The faithful and wise servant, who his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season. (P.T. Alleluia)


Quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, qui coelestia alimenta percepimus, intercedente beato Franciso Confessore tuo, per haec contra omnia adversa muniamur. Per Dominum nostrum.

We beseech Thee, almighty God, that we, who have received heavenly nourishment, may thereby, at the intercession of blessed Francis, Thy Confessor, be defended against all adversity. Through our Lord

Commemoration of Advent Feria
Suscipiamus, Domine, misericordiam tuam in medio templi tui: ut reparationis nostrae ventura solemniacongruis honoribus praecedamus. Per Dominum…

May we receive, O Lord, Thy mercy in the midst of Thy temple, that we may prepare with due honor for the approaching feast of our redemption. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth…

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